Relationships for Aid
International aid is about much more than money. The UN Millennium Development Goals and major events like Live 8 have focused the world spotlight on issues of poverty relief and aid like never before, but have not concentrated on the quality of relationships that can make aid succeed or fail. This book, authored by an internationally renowned group of aid practitioners, reveals the contradictions and challenges involved in forging these relationships.
International development organizations combine the unbridled play of power and arrogant amnesia with serious and innovative efforts to create a more democratic world, to support transformative learning and to strengthen accountability. The book explores recent attempts from within aid agencies to go against the current flow of top-down results based management by learning how to build lasting partnerships that transfer power to those at the receiving end of aid. More than just a critique, the authors offer a practical framework for understanding relationships in the international aid system and look at the relevance of organizational learning theory, which is widely used in business.
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The stage of reflection and questioning is critical to an effective learning cycle , while the quality of the reflection process is crucial to achieving the next stage in the cycle : the reframing of the initial understanding or beliefs ...
They share their experiences relating to the issue with the group and through reflecting together gain a deeper ... They then return to the group with an account of the consequences of their actions for further reflection and ...
It means critical straining for honest reflection on how one's own ego , mindset , institutional context , and social and political interests combine to select and shape personal knowledge . ( Chambers , 2002 , p153 ) .
ما يقوله الناس - كتابة مراجعة
Learning for Development
Making Relationships Matter for Aid Bureaucracies
Learning from Immersions
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